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Fireworks, outdoor fires banned through Independence Day
 
No Rockets Red Glare
If you think there is no Fourth of July without fireworks, then you better be vacationing outside of Texas. Travis County has asked us to remind everyone in the area that there are serious restrictions on traditional Independence Day celebrations due to the extreme ongoing drought conditions.

11:43AM Mon. Jul. 4, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Reefer Roundup: 7/4/11
This week: Legalizing pot, a home-grown film about a pot-dealing old dude, growing your lawn greener, the Supremes trade their robes for flip-flops, and more!

8:20AM Mon. Jul. 4, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Drill, Balcones Road, Drill
While Lake Travis is beginning to look like it's balding from extremely low water levels, some of Austin's wealthier residents would be damned if they're going to let the green grass of their sprawling lawns go brown.

4:49PM Sat. Jul. 2, 2011, Ramon Martinez Read More | Comment »

Austin Gets Some V8
With so much attention paid to Formula One, the fact that Austin's Circuit of the Americas plans to host multiple events gets overlooked. With MotoGP already confirmed for 2013, the track will also become the first US home for the V8 Supercar Championship, with other human and electric-powered events to come.

12:20AM Fri. Jul. 1, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Graves Gets $1.45 Million
In the wake of Gov. Rick Perry's signing of a bill that would tweak the circumstances under which the wrongfully convicted may access state compensation, Comptroller Susan Combs announced this afternoon that Anthony Graves has now been given $1.45 million for the time he spent in prison.

2:37PM Thu. Jun. 30, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

Five on the Second and Four on the Fourth
Feeling patriotic? Feeling like doing the right thing and adopting an animal in need? Want to merge those two fabulous feelings into one? Over the long weekend you'll have two chances to do so – while saving money at the same time. Now if that isn't the American way, I don't know what is.

2:19PM Thu. Jun. 30, 2011, Jordan Smith Read More | Comment »

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W is for Windows
After several sheets of glass fell out of the W Hotel and Residencies, owners Stratus Properties have announced that the hotel will remain closed while repairs are undertaken. However, ACL Live at the Moody Theater has confirmed that, except for tonight's Wine Down Wednesday, their shows will continue unchanged.

2:30PM Wed. Jun. 29, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Watson to Lead Senate Dems
With the special session winding down, and the Senate calling Sine Die, a major shuffle in the Democratic caucus has been announced: Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, is replacing San Antonio's Sen. Leticia Van de Putte as Democratic leader in the upper chamber.

4:12PM Tue. Jun. 28, 2011, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

TDH: 6/28/11
Formula One is receiving the lion's share of attention at council's special called meeting tomorrow, the first with Kathie Tovo on the dais. But a potential development deal with hotel builders White Lodging is also up, a proposal that's already created fault lines on the council.

12:35PM Tue. Jun. 28, 2011, Wells Dunbar Read More | Comment »

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